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DISC: A Layman's Guide
What is DISC?
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Can I send questionnaires to my candidates online?
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What does Discus profiling cost?

Discus profiles start at just $35 each, with discounts available for more substantial purchases.

For new accounts, we offer a whole range of useful extras. Find out more on our pricing page.

How do I get started with Discus?

Getting started with Discus is easy. You'll just need to take a few minutes to sign up for an account, and then you'll be ready to start creating profiles right away.

Can I send questionnaires to my candidates online?

Discus provides an entire suite of features to make this process easy and automatic. At the simplest level, you can simply enter a person's e-mail address, and Discus will send them an invitation and then display and manage the questionnaire. Once the questionnaire is complete, a report will immediately be compiled and added to your accounts.

Discus also provides lots of options for your to customise this process to meet your exact requirements. For example, you can arrange to be automatically notified and sent a copy of the report as soon as it is available.

Can a person completing a questionnaire read their own report?

This is a decision you can make as you set up an invitation. There's no requirement to share the report, but you have the option of doing so if you wish.

Discus can also provide an intermediate solution through the 'Feedback' report, which is an alternative version of the report specifically designed for this purpose, providing a readable and accessible summary of the results.

Do I have access to all my profile reports?

Every DISC profile produced on your account is held in your own secure Discus database. You can access, review and manage those reports at any time. Discus even provides extra features to assess the results in combination, such as comparing candidates against the needs of a role, or assessing how individuals would work together in a team.

How can I recover a lost or forgotten Discus password?

It's easy to reset your Discus access details. You can start the process from the Discus sign-in page, or by following the link below. Discus will handle resetting your access through your registered e-mail address.

Is training available?

We offer a comprehensive online video training course introducing the DISC system and its workings. The course is free if you sign up for an account with fifty credits or more.

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I received a test invitation, but I'm not able to use it.

There can be various reasons for this. The invitation code might already have been used, or it might simply have expired, or been cancelled by the user who originally set up the invitation.

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I completed an invited questionnaire, but I didn't receive a copy of my report.

When a Discus user sends out an invitation, they can choose whether to give you access to your report or not, so it may simply be that this option isn't active.

If you think you should have received a report, your best course of action is to contact the person who sent you your invitation; they will have the option of sending you a copy.

Can I try Discus for free?

Sorry, we aren't able to offer free trial profiles, but if you want to try the service, remember that you can set up a Discus account with just a single credit.

If you want to see what Discus can produce, take a look at our extensive library of sample reports.

An understanding of a leader's approach to their team is vital to an understanding of the team as a whole, as discussed in the Leadership Styles section. As important as the leader's demands on their team are, though, equally important to the workings of the team are the team's demands on their leader. Each type of team will react differently to, and have different expectations from, a leader. From this, we can draw two important conclusions:

  • There is no such thing as a perfect leader. As the demands of team members on their leader differ, so the ideal leadership style for the team differs also. Leaders who may be entirely unsuitable for one team may prosper when leading another, and vice versa.
  • If a team's leader can come to an understanding of their team's expectations and demands, either as a group or as individuals, and adapt to these, the effectiveness of their leadership can be expected to improve.

Leadership demands can be interpreted by examining a team's Team Profile. Each of the four main factors of Direction, Communication, Stability and Productivity relate to a different basic leadership need.


  • Responsibility & Respect are demands usually associated with Directed teams. Where this appears as an important element of the team's leadership needs, the members are looking for a means of expressing their assertive styles and their desire for responsibility. A leader who can delegate effectively, and be prepared to allow members to take individual responsibility for their own projects, will do well in such a team.
  • Praise & Appreciation are seen where Communication is an important factor in the team's make-up. In such a team, the leader will reap rewards by expressly showing gratitude and appreciation for individual members' efforts. Members of such teams tend to enjoy informal relations with one another and with their leader - if the leader can foster such relations, while maintaining their position of authority, then the team should work positively.
  • Patience & Consistency are elements of a Stable team's leadership demands. Such teams will look for a consistent and predictable working environment. Sudden changes of direction or policy, however necessary or justified, are difficult for such teams to adapt to successfully. The members here will also be looking for support from their leader, and will hope to be able to bring specific problems directly to the leader for resolution.
  • Detail & Explanation relate to Productive teams. The members of such teams work poorly when they do not have a clear idea of their situation (whether in terms of their role within the team, the leader's expectations of them, or the circumstances of their current work). To gain the greatest motivation from such teams, careful explanation, and a willingness to provide detailed information, should enhance the team's performance.

As with Leadership Styles, these four aspects represent the fundamental elements of the leadership needs. True Team Profiles tend to highlight more than one factor, however, and have correspondingly more intricate combinations of leadership needs. Discus will provide a specific interpretation of these needs depending on the precise configuration of the Team Profile.

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